I have been waiting 5 days to write this post. 5 days! I wanted to write about my ACL experience for anyone else that will have to go through this surgery in the future, so that they know what the expect and to plan for. However, I was not
Technically speaking, you can walk without the ACL if you are only participating in straight line activities such as walking or cycling. However, if your ACL is completely torn, continue to walk may damage other parts of the knee and affect knee function for a lifetime which can lead to osteoarthritis if not treated correctly.
I will be honest - Day 2 was one of the worst for pain. I think if you have a hold on your pain meds, then it might not be such a problem. BUT. i was all over the place, trying out 2 every 4 hours, then 1 every
Welcome to the second installment of our ACL rehabilitation timeline! The first post of this series discussed the importance of “prehabilitation” and what it means for your post-operative outcomes. Prehab covers the timeframe from point of injury up until the day of surgery, exploring the very beginning stages of your recovery and what you can… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Surgery Through Month One